Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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An Open Letter to High Schoolers Awaiting College Decisions
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Some Smart Ways to Be Smart: Guide to UR Resources
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Living Off Campus: The Rochester Edition
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How the Arts Help Create a Balanced Life at College
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Take Five at Rochester: Once More, With Feeling!
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6 Tips to Surviving the Infamous Rochester Snow!
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Rare Books: An Underutilized Resource
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HEAL at Rochester
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A Day in My Life as a University of Rochester Student
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New Blogger!

An Open Letter to High Schoolers Awaiting College Decisions

Dear high schooler, With college decision season right around the corner, this time of year is probably both exciting and terrifying for you. During the few months between the start of January, when I submitted my final application, and the end of April, when I submitted my enrollment deposit to Rochester, I remember constantly running[…]

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Some Smart Ways to Be Smart: Guide to UR Resources

The University of Rochester offers a myriad of academic resources to help you with your course work. Being aware of these resources and taking advantage of them to the fullest can help you complete your classes with flying colors! The first person you seek for answers to your questions is your Teacher Assistant (TA). The[…]

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Living Off Campus: The Rochester Edition

Living on campus is a large part of the college fantasy that high school students imagine and parents fear. For students who decide to dorm, living on campus is typically the first time that they have been away from home long-term. At the University of Rochester, students are required to live on campus for their[…]

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How the Arts Help Create a Balanced Life at College

University of Rochester. Prestigious. Heavily STEM focused, with huge draws for students in engineering, business, or pre-med. But fear not. This is not a rant about humanities vs. STEM, or the benefits of cons of any major over another. This is about something all students can benefit from—art. Not just art in the sense of[…]

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Take Five at Rochester: Once More, With Feeling!

For many students, choosing a major is a tough decision. Sometimes it’s the easiest choice in the world, but other times it can be difficult to pick just one thing to study. In my case, it was the latter. I eventually decided to study mathematics, but I still had a passion for biology. It seemed[…]

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6 Tips to Surviving the Infamous Rochester Snow!

One of the most well known facts about Rochester is that we get an insane amount of snow. There are definitely horror stories like how we got over 24 inches of snow in one weekend or how one of the highways was completely shut down because of dangerous road conditions. However, the snowfalls are definitely[…]

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Rare Books: An Underutilized Resource

What is Rare Books? If you haven’t spent much time exploring the vast expanses of Rush Rhees Library, you might not ever encountered it. It’s a small library, tucked away on the second floor. But if you walk into the Great Hall, take a left, then a right, and walk to the end of the[…]

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HEAL at Rochester

Health and Epidemiology Advanced Learning (HEAL) is one of the University of Rochester’s combined degree programs. It’s a five-year BA/BS + master’s program for students interested in epidemiology and public health. Here we speak with three HEAL students about their experiences. Can you start off by introducing yourself? What interested you in being a HEAL[…]

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A Day in My Life as a University of Rochester Student

As a high schooler, one of my biggest questions about colleges I was interested in was what my day-to-day life would look like as a student there. Now that I’m a college sophomore, I’m happy to help answer that question for anyone standing in those shoes! Every student has their own unique ambitions, so my[…]

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New Blogger!

Hello! My name is Kenzie Potter. I am a member of the Class of 2021 majoring in statistics. I was born and raised in the small coastal town of Kitty Hawk, on the Outer Banks of NC. Growing up in a “beach town” has certainly shaped a part of who I am. The pace of[…]

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